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5 Best Boxing Movies Like The Fighter

2010

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams

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One of the best boxing movies is The Fighter. This movie is about the legendary boxer, Dicky Eklund and his younger brother Micky Ward.

This true story is about their struggles with drugs and fame and the hurdles they must overcome to gain success. Even though Dicky is entwined in a world of prostitutes and drugs, this legendary boxer is still willing to help his younger brother become the next big champion.

The challenges won’t be easy and the rise to success will be painful, but one of the brothers will make it to the top while the other fights to survive. The Fighter has a double meaning in this amazing movie about motivation and determination despite horrible struggles.

This movie is just as legendary as the boxers in it and must be watched at least once. For more outstanding films about boxing, enjoy our great list of The Fighter movie alternatives.


Million Dollar Baby

2004

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman

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Million Dollar Baby may not be the most recent boxing movie on this list but it’s certainly a movie about one of the top boxers of all time. Women boxers haven’t been around for as long as men. Margaret “Maggie” Fitzgerald is one of the first to break the barrier.

Maggie is a waitress training to become a fighter. Each day is a tiresome effort that tests Maggie’s skills and endurance. When Maggie is told she is too old to become a boxer, she finds someone who believes in her to continue her career.

This girl has what it takes to reach the top but the many trials and tribulations threaten to bring her down. Will she succeed with a clear conscience or give into the dark side? Watch this excellent movie that strikes very emotional chords, found among movies like The Fighter to find out!


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Creed

creed

2015

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson

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Find the complete Rocky movie collection here

All of these movies like Rocky involve boxing. Creed is about the famed boxer, brought to life by Sylvester Stallone, as he sets aside his gloves to mentor an up-and-coming fighter.

The funny thing about this addition to good boxing movies is that Rocky is now training the son of his former rival, Apollo Creed.

This movie is much more than boxing and will have you cheering and falling in love with its charm and amazing story. Enjoy!

*** For an inside look at Creed’s creation, be sure to watch “Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues


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Ali

2001

Starring: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Voight

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Ali has to appear on the boxing movie list for films similar to The Fighter. This movie is about a tremendous man and his strength of character. Ali is based on the real life story of man who is still considered one of the best boxers in history, Muhammad Ali.

This biography is about Muhammad’s triumphs and controversies during his rise to fame from 1964 to 1974. This story about boxing is epic and one of the greatest of its kind. Enjoy it in all its glory.


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Bleed For This

2016

Starring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, and Katey Sagal

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Bleed for this is one of the most recent boxing movies on this list. This flick is about one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Bleed For This is about Vinny Pazienza, and his real life rise to fame as a World Champion Boxer.

This addition to inspirational boxing movies is about Vinny after he almost dies in a car accident that takes away the power to use his legs. His handicap will not defeat him. Vinny uses everything he’s got to get back on his fight and become a champion once again.

Bleed For This is one of top boxing movies like The Fighter that proves just how strong a person can be when they are faced with impossible challenges.


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Southpaw

2015

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, and Forest Whitaker

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Billy Hope wants to become the best boxer of all time after his wife is killed in an unfortunate accident and his daughter is taken away because of his depression.

In this addition to movies similar to The Fighter, Tick Wills, Billy’s mentor and trainer, helps him get back on his feet and see the possibility of redemption.

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal’s amazing performance as he becomes a beast of a man to get back in the ring and reunite with his daughter. Southpaw hits you straight in the heart!

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